Nutrition

Nutrition

The bulk of UK maize and wholecrop cereal crops are fed to livestock.  MGA nutrition information aims to make the most of this feed in the production of high quality milk and meat at a low cost.  MGA Nutritionist advice is free to members.

 
 

Resources: Nutrition

Forage costs - By John Morgan

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Silage Effluent - By Jon Myhiil

Friday, October 27, 2023

MGA minerals update

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Groundswell

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Nitrogen Predictor Data Entry Form

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Please find our MGA nitrogen predictor data entry form. If you wish to know how much nitrogen we suggest to apply, fill out the attached form and send it to us via email. We will then send you a report using the data you have provided us. This service is free for members

Forage cost comparison table 2023

Monday, February 27, 2023

Forage Cost Comparison Table

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Forage Legumes

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Feed Carbon Footprint

Thursday, April 7, 2022

MGA Conference Review

Thursday, April 7, 2022

April 2022 Mineral Price List

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Dairy Roadmap

Monday, December 20, 2021

Mineral Price List Q4 2021

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Silage Density

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Mineral Price List Q2 2021

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Starch

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Mineral Price List Q1 2021

Monday, February 15, 2021

TMR by Mike Wilkinson

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Post Harvest Losses

Monday, October 19, 2020

Mineral Price List Q4 2020

Monday, October 19, 2020

Factsheet for the MGA Minerals

Friday, August 7, 2020

Manure

Friday, June 26, 2020

Mike's latest article on manure composition and the effects on the environment and nutrition.

Growing Maize Right

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

An article from John Morgan on best practice maize drilling for 2020.

The Slow Hand Clap of Success

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Article from Mike Wilkinson on what to look for in healthy dung, and how to determine diet balance and rumen function from the consistency of the faeces.

MGA Conference Review

Friday, March 13, 2020

Review of the 2020 Conference by John Morgan. Presentations are under 'Resources'. For more info, contact the office.

Sustainable intensification in European agriculture

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Our overseas speaker, Friedhelm Taube,'s presentation from the 2020 Conference on Thursday 6th February.

Dairy nutrition research at Nottingham

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Phil Garnsworthy's presentation on Dairy Nutrition Research at University of Nottingham from MGA Conference 2020 on 6th February

Late Harvested Maize

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Mike Wilkinson's January article on things to look out for in late-harvested maize.

High Forage Diets

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Mike's article on high forage diets for high-yielding dairy cows. If you have any questions, please contact the office and we will put you in touch with Mike.

Conference Invite

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

2020 Conference invite and booking information

Case Study: Stephen Temple

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Case study of council member Stephen Temple in Norfolk focusing on his conversion to Conservation Agriculture.

Case Study: John Cottle

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Case study on the farming techniques of MGA council member, John Cottle

Effects of Weather on Maize Yield

Thursday, July 25, 2019

A technical article from Mike Wilkinson on the effects of different weather patterns on maize yield

Forage Cost Comparison Table

Friday, June 14, 2019

The cost comparison table has been updated for 2019

Silage Additives

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Some background from Mike Wilkinson on the use of silage additives

Nitrogen Predictor Form

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Our N Predictor Data Entry Form has had a revamp - hopefully it is a little more user-friendly and now allows for more options when recording organic nitrogen that has previously been applied.

Please print off or fill in a copy and post or email to Sarah in the office; we will aim to respond to you quickly as we can.

Navigating Brexit Conference Paper 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Have a read of the NFU's actions and outlook with regards to Brexit and find out what it all means for farmers with Tori Morgan's presentation.

Diet & feedstock formulation

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

 

In his 16th Technical Note for MGA members, Mike Wilkinson outlines some basic aspects of diet and feedstock formulation.  Mike can be contacted via the MGA office.

 Introduction

Designing diets for livestock and biogas digesters involves balancing local feeds, grown on the farm or accessed from neighbours, with supplements obtained from specialist suppliers.